Bannerman Park

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Bannerman Park is a Victorian-style urban park located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The park was officially opened in 1891. Sir Alexander Bannerman, Governor of the Colony of Newfoundland from 1857 to 1864, donated the land to create the park.[1]

Today, the park is surrounded by historic buildings and Victorian bed and breakfasts. It contains a public swimming pool, playground, a baseball diamond and many large open grassy areas. A revitalization plan for the park was launched in 2010 and completed in 2015. Upgrades included an outdoor skating loop, a new playground, upgrades to the pool area and a new entrance.[2]

Bannerman Park plays host to many festivals and sporting events, most notably the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival[3] , and it is the finishing location for the Tely 10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. John's Downtown Development Commission, Local Attractions". Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Bannerman Park Foundation". Retrieved 2018-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival". Retrieved 2018-06-21. 

Coordinates: 47°34′15.43″N 52°42′29.36″W / 47.5709528°N 52.7081556°W / 47.5709528; -52.7081556